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Veterans Deserve Better Care

By | VA Disability

Each day, almost twenty United States military veterans kill themselves.  The veteran suicide rate is 22 percent higher than among civilians. One of the biggest challenges facing today’s veterans is how to integrate them back into the workforce and society after their service. Many veterans have been placed into the…

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Cannabis and the American Legion

By | VA Disability

The national commander of the American Legion, Denise Rohan, will testify before a joint House and Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss what President Trump and Congress can do to improve veterans’ benefits.  She has previously explained that replacements for the opioid epidemic must be found. This could include…

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VA Chief of Staff Stepping Down

By | VA Disability

Vivieca Wright Simpson, a 32-year veteran of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is stepping down after an inspector general investigation revealed that she doctored an email and misled ethics officials, the result of which was that the VA paid for Secretary David Shulkin’s wife to join him on a taxpayer-paid…

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Military Burn Pits Caused Lung Disease

By | VA Disability

A recent court ruling may finally vindicate thousands of US military personnel and private contractors whose health was compromised by the black smoke of burn pits and were then denied proper treatment.   A judge for the US Department of Labor’s Office for Workers’ Compensation Programs decreed that open-air burn…

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VA to Study Medical Marijuana? Not So Fast.

By | VA Disability

The Department of Veterans Affairs has stated that it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. This announcement comes as veterans groups are pushing for use of the drug as an alternative to anti-depressants and opioids.   Secretary…

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Family VA Benefits

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A whole new world of VA benefits awaits you once your family has transitioned from military to civilian life.  It is possible that your veteran does not know what is available to him or her or his or her family. For example, counseling is free.  The VA readjustment counseling services…

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